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Control-M Named Overall Leader in EMA’s 2021 WLA Radar Report

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Robby Dick

Leading industry analyst and consulting firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) just released its EMA Radar Report for Workload Automation: Q4 2021 , and BMC is proud to share that Control-M was named a Value Leader and achieved the overall highest score among the vendors evaluated. Since 2010, EMA has published six Radar Reports for Workload Automation and BMC has been recognized as the overall leader every time. In addition to Control-M’s outstanding rating, BMC Helix Control-M also received acclaim as the latest software-as-a-service (SaaS) addition to BMC’s portfolio.

The report highlights four key evaluation categories where Control-M significantly outpaced competitors:

  • Functionality
  • Deployment and administration
  • Architecture and integration
  • Vendor strength

In the report, EMA also notes that “Control-M is an outstanding choice for organizations that intend to give workload automation (WLA) its rightful place as a data center and development discipline with significant business impact.”

Highlighted features include:

  • Control-M’s single unified view for orchestrating complex workflows and file transfers from mainframe to cloud
  • DevOps support with Control-M’s automation API and its support for the Jobs-as-Code approach
  • Control-M’s data pipeline automation capabilities, from ingestion and processing to presenting data to an analytics layer

Dan Twing, EMA’s president and COO, remarked, “BMC has continued to strengthen and drive automation through Control-M, especially with the addition of its new SaaS platform, BMC Helix Control-M. Organizations that optimize application and data workflow orchestration are delivering true business value.”

EMA Radar Report

Source: EMA Radar Report for Workload Automation: Q4 2021

Click here to download the report to get more details on EMA’s analysis and to learn more about how Control-M and Helix Control-M can simplify the orchestration of complex application and data workflows for your organization.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Radar Report for Workload Automation Q4 2021

To stay agile and innovative while ensuring reliability, businesses need to be able to orchestrate application and data workflows easily from development through to production. According to EMA, Control-M delivers more value than any other Workload Automation (WLA) solution on the market—helping IT elevate the business impact of this core discipline.

These postings are my own and do not necessarily represent BMC's position, strategies, or opinion.

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About the author

Robby Dick

Robby joined BMC Software in the summer of 1999 and has been involved with automation since 1995 in a variety of roles including: end-user, administrator, pre-sales consulting and marketing. For the past 10 years his primary responsibility is talking about the current and future state of automation and how Control-M can help deliver applications, and the business services they support, faster. Prior to 1995 Robby was a UNIX systems administrator in the Chicago area at companies in the energy, financial services and manufacturing industries. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, and resides in northwest Alabama.